Best Living Artists From Japan, El Salvador, Iraq, Macedonia, Malaysia, Philippines And South Africa

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Fifteen masterpieces (pictured below), two each from El Salvador, Iraq, Macedonia, Malaysia, Philippines and South Africa, and three from Japan, were selected in September by the international American Art Awards online art competition which is scored by the 25 Best Galleries & Museums in America.jap2


In 2018, painters, photographers, digital artists and sculptors from 60 countries entered online images in www.AmericanArtAwards.com. Artists from 44 countries won (taking cash prizes and/or 1st to 6th Place in the 50 categories).japAFRICA japELSALa japELSAL japIRAQ
Because the contest is more publicized in the USA, more Americans entered, and won, but just because Americans received 185 awards, it should not be interpreted Americans are more talented as artists. The percentage of submissions to wins is pretty much the same in all countries.japMACED

Number of art prizes in 2018:

USA 185, CHINA 69, RUSSIA 38, CANADA 31, LITHUANIA 27, GERMANY 23, AUSTRALIA 14, UK 14, POLAND 10, NETHERLANDS 9, ISRAEL 7, FRANCE 6, GREECE 5, INDIA 5, ITALY 5, SPAIN 5, SWEDEN 5, UKRAINE 5, BRAZIL 4, IRAN 4, ROMANIA 4, TAIWAN 4, JAPAN 3, EL SALVADOR 2, IRAQ 2, MALAYSIA 2, MACEDONIA 2, PHILIPPINES 2, SOUTH AFRICA 2…japMALAYSIAa japMALAYSIA japPHILIPPa japPHILIPP japan-13 jap9e2

AFGHANISTAN 1, ARGENTINA 1, CROATIA 1, CZECH REPUBLIC 1, FINLAND 1, GEORGIA 1, ICELAND 1, IRELAND 1, LATVIA 1, MEXICO 1, MYANMAR 1, KAZAKHSTAN 1, PORTUGAL 1, SERBIA 1, VENEZUELA 1.

Thom Bierdz, president of www.AmericanArtAwards.com, actor and 10X author, hosted this 2 hour program which described all 300+ winning pieces:



Information on how to enter in 2019 is now at www.AmericanArtAwards.com. DEADLINE JULY 30. The 300+ winners (1st to 6th Place in 50 categories) get written up as World’s Best in many news articles and videos.
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This is the 11th anniversary for the American Art Awards organization which decides the 25 Best Galleries and Museums each May (who later decide the World’s Best Artists). Decisions are based upon years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   AAA
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